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  • The Templars

  • The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

In 1307, as they struggled to secure their last strongholds in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Templars fell afoul of the vindictive and impulsive king of France. On Friday, October 13, hundreds of brothers were arrested en masse, imprisoned, tortured, and disbanded amid accusations of lurid sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Vatican in secret proceedings. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected

  • By Protogere on 10-30-17

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-18

DAN Jones is able to combine historical facts with a riveting account of the Templar Knights. I had a hard time limiting my audible time each day which takes place during my morning runs. On one particular morning I was so taken up with the narrative I ran 5 miles beyond my normal 3. That speaks volumes for Dan Jones story telling. Loved every minute of it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Come Rain or Come Shine

  • A Mitford Novel, Book 11
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Sara on 09-28-15

Endearing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Jan Karon writes so majestically that even the story has a picturesque and poetic quality. John McDonough was excellent in his voice depiction of each character. I felt like I was a guest at Dooley and Lacy's wedding!

  • The Hanging Judge of California

  • By: Don Lasseter
  • Narrated by: Dan Orders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

The Hanging Judge of California probes outrageous decisions by the Federal 9th Circuit Court in overturning death penalty verdicts. California Judge Donald A. McCartin, who sent nine men to death row, speaks out in fury when convicted child killer Rodney Alcala's verdict was overturned after 23 years. The audiobook chronicles Alcala's crimes and trials, as well as the horrific murders committed by eight other killers who were sentenced by McCartin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By cbear on 08-01-15

Fascinating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-15

Only complaint was the silent gaps between the chapters. I kept checking my iPad to see if the battery needed recharging. It didn't...just long pauses.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Your First Listen
    
    
    
    Length: 4 mins
    35,252 ratings
    Overall 3.4
  • Your First Listen

  • Length: 4 mins
  • Original Recording
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 35,252
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Your Audible adventures begin right here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was great

  • By aareal on 11-23-08
  • Your First Listen

Stalkers are Creepy

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-15

The narrator did a great job of sounding like the type of guy with OCD- storyline was one-sided- no duh!